By Linda Acredo, PhD, and Susan Goodwyn, PhD, TheAttachedFamily.com Reprinted with permission from Attachment Parenting International. Visit their site for more helpful articles and resources. Lisa Smith, a young mother of two little girls, was at her wits end, and very worried. She knew enough
This is Childhood contributing author, Nina Badzin One of the lowest points in my ability to keep a healthy perspective about parenting (and life) occurred in 2006 when I was pregnant with my second child. Instead of harnessing some wisdom about a child’s true
Our partnership with The Boppy Company — who we also worked together with last year to review their new Two-Sided Nursing Pillow — brought together seven Mavens with babies between who all had the opportunity to try out the new Boppy Baby Chair. We
There has been a hurricane of cyber-buzz this past week over a Huffington Post piece entitled, “10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12.” It went viral, natch. What I want to say about that piece is:
I am thrilled to feature the following guest post by Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog, Free Range Kids. The Latest Suburban Crime Wave One mother is hauled off to the police station. Another is clapped in handcuffs. The mothers’ offenses?
Whether you’re starting baby on solids at six months or ten, introducing foods for the first time can be both exciting and stressful. Finding selections that are safe and healthy is a top priority—but with hundreds of colorful baby food jars, boxes and bags lining the shelves at the supermarket,
For anyone who becomes a mother within nine months of a major holiday season (and, taking into account all of the holidays within every faith and cultural tradition, that means almost everybody!) I have a radical idea for you: Simplify your idea of how
(Note: This article is the second of a two part series. For the first part, see Who the Heck First Thought Up the Cry it Out Approach?) Dr. Richard Ferber is the father of The Ferber Approach, often called Ferberizing. This is billed as the kinder,
What is Cry It Out? I’ll tell you, but first I have to climb into the nook under my staircase so no one knows what we’re discussing. Cry It Out is an approach to getting babies to sleep. It was first proposed by Dr.
By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com Dr. Dan Siegel is internationally regarded for his insights about the brain and human development. He is the author of several books, including the classic, Parenting From the Inside Out, co-authored by Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., and the new favorite, The Whole Brain Child,